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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

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Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
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Quick Perspective on UN Secretary-General’s Vision for a Post-2015 Agenda

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Photo by UNDP via OXFAM/Flickr.
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Building Climate Equity and International Consensus from the Ground Up

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Scaling up renewable energy access; government installed solar energy in Sumba island, Indonesia. Photo by Asia Development Bank/Flickr.
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How Can Adaptation Finance Help the Most Vulnerable Communities?

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Ensuring funding meets the adaptation needs of communities remains a challenge. (Paoay, Philippines) Photo by Ilocos Norte/Flickr.
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6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters

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China currently ranks as world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Photo by Ding Zhou/Flickr
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US, Japan Pledge $4.5 Billion to Green Climate Fund, but Are the Conditions Fair?

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A flooded rice field in Japan. Photo by Phil Hendley/FLICKR.
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Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples Protect their Forests Even Without Government Support

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Nicaragua's government recognizes 49 percent of the country's forests as community forests--but it wasn't always this way. Photo credit: Lon&Queta, Flickr
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Climate Equity: A Tale of 4 Countries

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A crowded street in Hyderabad, India. Photo credit: Nicolas Mirguet, Flickr
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3 Maps Show Importance of Local Communities in Forest Conservation

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Panama's Omar Torrijos National Park. Photo credit: Lon & Queta, Flickr
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5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

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UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
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New Study Reveals Weaknesses in Brazil’s Forest and Environmental Funds

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A new study evaluates government-managed funds meant to protect Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT for Center for International Forestry Research
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Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

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Way back to Lukolela  View on the way back to Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.   Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR   Center for International Forestry Research
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Towards A New Global Development Agenda: 5 Key Questions

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The Difference One Tree Can Make

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A babao tree in Zimbabwe. Planting hundreds or even millions of trees does not automatically translate into an increase in the overall long-term tree population. Photo Credit: Martin Heigan/Flickr
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Why Community Land Rights Belong in the Sustainable Development Goals

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The proposed Sustainable Development Goals leave out a critical component of improving rural livelihoods—securing community land rights. Photo credit: Jane Boles, Flickr
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What Does Environmental Democracy Look Like?

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Eight years ago, developers proposed a five-dam project on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia, Chile. While they projected that the hydropower would produce 2,750 megawatts of power, the project would also flood 23 square miles of wilderness, jeopardizing the environment, local culture, and tourism of the region. Photo Credit: International Rivers/Flickr
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Q&A: Why Are Community Forests So Important?

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Hundreds of millions of people across Africa, Asia, and Latin America depend on forests for their livelihoods and culture. Photo credit: Jolien Schure, CIFOR
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UNEP’s New Access to Information Policy Falls Short of True Transparency

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UNEP describes itself as “the voice for the environment within the United Nations system…acting as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.” Photo Credit: UN/Flickr
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Linking Reporting Systems to Improve Greenhouse Gas Management

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Inventories are a fundamental tool for countries and facilities to measure and manage their GHG emissions. Photo credit: Roger/Flickr
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7 Good Practices for Developing a Sustainable National GHG Inventory System

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Smog in Bogota, Colombia. Some non-Annex I countries, like Colombia, already have made significant progress developing their national GHG inventory systems. Photo credit: Matthew Rutledge/Flickr
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